Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh My Goodness!! Another Steep Learning Curve!!

I have been saying for months now that I need to learn how to quilt on the mid-arm quilting machine I purchased three years ago.  Well, I finally used it for the first time today and boy oh boy do I ever have a new appreciation for all of you who do free-hand quilting on whatever machine you use!!!

I wanted to practice on a few pieces first before quilting the little mug rug I made and so I tried free motion stippling on a scrap and good thing it was a scrap!!  Oy Vay!!!  Then I tried stitching in the ditch using the free motion and attachment and again - oh boy again!!!

I finally decided to try stitching in the ditch using the regular foot on the machine and that was even more difficult than I had realized it would be!!!

Good thing the first piece I finished is one of the cat quilts for the no-kill animal shelter in Long Beach, Washington because I am thinking that the little kitty that receives this quilt will care less if my ditch stitches are not lying completely in their respective ditches!!!  Whew!!!

I am just thrilled that I finally made that huge leap and completed my very first quilt!!  Woo! Hoo!


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Good for you for finally taking that leap. It's all down hill from here. I'm sure the lucky kitty to receive your first creation will love it!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Congrats on a great finish! WooHoo! :o) It's adorable, too.

Deb said...

Yippee!! Good for you!! Now that you have one quilt will be less scary to tackle the next one. And soon you will be quiltin' up a storm!! Bravo!

Mary said...

Cute!! You have more patience than I do! Good job.

Miss Hillbilly said...

Good for you! I am not very good at quilting. I need tons more practice!